Winter Classes Offered for Reducing Stress with Mindfulness
Dec 27, 2014 12:28AM
Learning occurs through guided activities and the interactions of the participants with each other and with the teacher. Participants learn to recognize sensations, feelings and thoughts in times of difficulty, which is the first step to healing and stress reduction.
People who have attended this program reported the following benefits: a decrease in chronic physical and psychological symptoms; improvements in ability to manage stress; feeling calmer; and coping with change better. They also eliminated behavioral patterns that were causing distress and developed more compassion and patience with others and with themselves.
The course runs for eight weeks, which includes a full-day session in complete silence after week six. Two sessions are offered, Sunday afternoons on the GWU campus and Tuesday mornings in Takoma Park. Longtime mindfulness practitioner Grace Ogden will lead the class.
For more information or to register, visit Gwcim.com/Patient-Care/Classes or call 202-833-5055. If you have questions about the class, email the instructor at [email protected]